Pens 1, Bolts 0
Roberto Clemente Bridge
Hillside Under Gray Skies
Happy Hour Cruise
|Experienced With||Commissions, Public art|
In 2016, I started painting for the very first time. I LOVE going to my studio, so I go almost every day. Painting allows me to express what I’m feeling that day and, if I’m feeling stressed when I get to the studio, I’m not by the time I leave.
I was thrilled to be selected as one of eight Emerging Artists in the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival in 2017. My favorite times were when people casually glanced in my booth as they passed by but then stopped in their tracks and exclaimed, “Oh!” And then they came in to see more. Those were the best responses I ever could have hoped for. Since then, I have participated each successive year. I've also been fortunate to have my artwork selected to be displayed at several local establishments and purchased as set decorations on several TV shows.
After experimenting with various painting methods and subjects (discovered on my own or through suggestions from the very supportive artists in the studio), I’m finally starting to figure out my style. It’s still evolving, and that’s OK with me. I hope that it always evolves.
I am grateful for this new phase of my life where I can express myself in ways I never could have imagined. As I evolve, my hope is that more people express that’ “oh!” when they see my work.
I was born, raised, and love living in Pittsburgh, PA. After working in the corporate world for over 35 years as a web designer, technical writer, and software instructor, I decided that it was time for a life of less stress and more fun! I was fortunate to be able to take an early retirement and discovered a latent passion for painting.
Life changes...you never know what will come next.
So, here I am, redefining myself as an artist. I believe that everyone should continue to grow and evolve throughout life. Therefore, most of my work is focused on things that grow—flowers, trees, and even cities—a small nod to my Pittsburgh roots.